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9th Annual KRPS Colonel District Meeting!

9th Annual KRPS Colonel District Meeting Professionals

Over 100 students and professionals made their way to the Department of Recreation & Park Admnistration (RPA) on September 13, 2018 for the 9th Annual Kentucky Recreation and Park Society (KRPS) Colonel District meeting!  We are proud to say that we had 40+ students join KRPS from this meeting!

Back To School Water Balloon Bash

The first week of classes are always a bit challenging, so what better way to take the edge off, than with some pizza and water balloons!  New and long-time students alike joined the faculty of the Recreation and Park Administration Department in front of the Begley Building for a little fun in the sun.  Students had an opportunity to learn a little bit more about the program and thei

First Year Colonel Outdoor Recreation Experience (CORE) Backpacking Trip

Last week Dr. Ryan Sharp and three trip leaders from Adventure Programs took a group of incoming freshman on a 3 day, two night backpacking trip to Big South Fork National Recreation Area in southern Kentucky.  The group hiked, swam and became friends during their time in the outdoors.

Alumni Facebook Page Now Open!

Attention all Alumni of the Department of Recreation and Park Administration:

We have a new Alumni-specific page for all to keep us up-to-date on what's going on with your lives and careers since graduation! 

Please feel free to invite any alumni we may have forgotten and post often!

Department Sponsors

A new initiative within the Department of Recreation and Park Administration is having monthly Department sponsors. The goal of this sponsorship is to create energy among faculty and students as well as aiding the marketing efforts of area businesses. Below are listed some of our recent sponsors! Be sure to the them know you heard about them from us!

Alumni in Action: Jessica Mayse, CTRS


Transferring to EKU in 2004 was a big decision. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I thought the Therapeutic Recreation degree sounded pretty interesting, so I made the move from Lexington to Richmond and began my 3 year journey at EKU.

Alumni in Action: Geoff Roberts

Geoff Roberts, a Recreation and Park Administration Masters of Science alum, graduated in August 2011. He is an outdoors fanatic and calls bass fishing his number one hobby. That’s where you’ll find him on a nice day when he’s not working: on the water. Bird watching and camping are other outdoor favorites of his. 

Kickball Challenge 2011

The second annual RPA Kickball Challenge was held October 21, 2011. It was a gloomy day, but spirits were high amongst all in attendance. The Undergraduates, led by team captain Dan Eastham, took the field first, allowing the Graduates/Faculty/Alumni (G/F/A) to kick first. It was a slow start for the G/F/A. They trailed the Undergraduates the entire game, but rallied in the last inning.

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